Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Life Lately: Birthday Edition

How was your weekend guys? I loved mine because I had a simple yet meaningful celebration of two important events in my life - 7th anniversary with my man and my birthday. Despite some tragic events that happened this past week, I was still in good spirits heading into the weekend's events. It turned out to be more amazing and fun than I had imagined. I'd like to share with you a glimpse of those events that got me busy and off of the blogging world for a little bit.

5.) On the eve of our 7th anniversary, the boyf and I went on a  dinner date at Rego's Cafe. We would've wanted to catch a movie, Catching Fire, but the cinema was way too packed. I always had this pet peeve of not wanting to sit next to a stranger inside the cinema. Hence, we skipped it and had a simple dinner instead. Nothing beats having his accompany all to myself!

4.) For the actual day of our anniversary, we headed over to Eden Nature Park & Resort for an escape. It's a bit far from the city - approximately 45 minutes to an hour travel time - but it was worth it. We've been here a couple of times in the past but we still opted for the place since we wanted an escape. This was the perfect setting to relax and reflect.

my dessert plate <3

3.) Conquering the Skycycle experience! I had never been so scared my entire life than I was last weekend trying out this extreme ride! I had to traverse about 250 meters of rope while bicycling in the air (we were about 5-storey high from the ground!). As soon as I got back on the platform during my second round at the bike, I literally screamed - "I'm alive!". Then again, I was proud I did (and survived) it!

2.) Birthday with the family. Whenever it's my birthday, there are no better set of people that I would love to spend it with than my family. They're my no. 1. This year, we had lunch at a Japanese restaurant (also a fave spot!) called Rai Rai Ken. When we're done finishing the grocery, we headed home and prepared something for dinner just for the family. And of course, my now-social media savvy dad even managed to leave me an adorable greeting on my Facebook wall. Isn't he the sweetest? We happened to be still up at midnight on the even of my birthday and he sent me a personal greeting and the tightest hug I've had in a long while. 


1.) New memories made. The best thing about celebrating back-to-back anniversary and birthday? I have a chockful of memories to cherish over the weekend celebration! As soon as the weekend was over, the boyf looked over to me and whispered, "Thanks for the new memories. Let's make new ones again!" And yes we will!

How was your weekend?


  1. Happy birthday! It looks like you had so much fun!
    the whole place looks like a great adventure!
    and the food! yum!

    pay me a visit

  2. It looks like you had a great birthday!! You and your boyfriend look so adorable together :)

    Growing up, birthdays were always for family and I haven't had that for a few years but I miss it!
    Exploring My Style

    1. Thanks Lauren! There is no one else in the world I'd rather spend my birthday with :)

  3. Wow, 7 years, congrats! That skyride looks AMAZING! I would probably die a little bit inside if I did it! Well done you for surviving!

    Corinne x

    1. It's amazing and pretty scary. Ha! :) Thanks for dropping by :)

  4. Happy birthday! Looks like you two had a great time :)

    xx, Julie

  5. Abby thank you for stopping by my blog! You have a really nice blog. Happy Birthday! It seems like you had an awesome weekend! Just followed you!

  6. Looks like a fun birthday! And wowzer riding bikes on a wire!! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday!
    xo Bethany

  7. Cheers to 7 years together & the start of a new birthday year. Wishing you all the best!

    Enter my current giveaway!

  8. Wow, what a weekend together! Looks like some great memories, and lots of amazing food. I can't believe you rode the bike - that looks like so much and scary at the same time. I wish we had something like that near us!!
    xox ~chloe & kim

  9. Aw, Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one! I love your skirt and striped skirt outfit. :) Super cute!

  10. Happy belated anniversary and birthday!! I had my wedding anniversary this past week--so it seems like it is pretty much a red-letter week for a lot of us! I love your skirt!

  11. welll,amazing adventure experience ,just finished my trip from surfing at http://www.angelweddingdress.com/,that could be a goodplace to go 2,except its for online.ty^^for your posting,really admirable..

  12. The food looks amazing, and I'm blown away by the bike ride over the tight rope. What a fun adventure!!

    aka Bailey


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